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Posted on March 10, 2015 2:31 pm
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Robyn Jones
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I couldn't help it!
I'm a teacher that loves to get personable with her students. I show them that I care about them outside of my classroom. One night, I was supporting my students at a basketball game and one of my students needed a ride home from the game. She attempted to call her grandparents, parents, but no one answered. It was very dark outside. I decided to give her a ride. Is this against the code of ethics?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 10, 2015 2:55 pm

ySyNyQ
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I agree with the comment above. Surely any teacher that really cares for his or her students would have done the exact same thing. I would certainly make contact with the parent when dropping off the student and make them aware they the student tried to call but did not receive an answer. I probably would have also called my administrator on the phone at the time of the incident to make them aware of what you were doing. I know there are some that would be against this kind of act but you couldn't leave the child there in the dark.
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PaGuDu
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I would have done exactly the same thing. If it was my child, I would want to know that a teacher was looking out for their best interest.
  Posted on: March 13, 2015 3:04 pm

uZynaG
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I would have done the same thing! But, its important to keep in mind how things look. Teachers can be placed under a microscope at times and situations can be easily misunderstood specially if the student happened to be a young male.
  Posted on: July 2, 2015 6:46 pm

ezuXuD
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I agree. I believe this is exactly what I would do in the case of a child being left behind. I would also contact an administrator to run it by them first.
  Posted on: October 14, 2015 8:37 pm

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Posted March 12, 2015 4:05 pm

maTaTy
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I feel you did the right thing. Imagine if you had left the child there by themselves the trouble you could have possibly been in. I think it's our own judgement to do such as this. You know the student and the family no one else does. I as a parent would have appreciated it if my son was in this type of situation.
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Posted February 22, 2016 8:16 pm

ypuqum
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I would have called the non emergency line for the police station and asked if there was a police officer in the area to take the student home. You NEVER give a student a ride home.
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Posted March 10, 2015 2:49 pm

Candace
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I would have done the same thing. I like it would have been an issue if you would have left her there. Now, if it would have been a male student, I'm not sure if I would have taken the student home. I would not feel comfortable. As a way to cover yourself, I would let your administration know in an email. Did you speak to the parent when you dropped off the student?
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Posted October 5, 2015 9:47 pm

WeHypa
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I agree with everyone else that leaving the child alone would have been the wrong choice. If this was a school game was there not an administrator there? I would double check your counties code of ethics before doing this in the future though because I know in my county this is not allowed at all and most insurance companies won't actually cover transporting students.
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